Hi there! I'm considering buying the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 compact camera because of its HD movie facility (res 1280x720, 30fps, MOV format). A couple of the reviews I've found on the net have included sample movies, but my laptop is unable to play them (there's one at click here) causing any media player I use to crash. Apart from the fact that I'd like to see the quality of the movies before shelling out for the camera, I'm obviously worried that I won't actually be able to view them once I've made them. And because I use Adobe Premiere Elements to edit movies, I'm also worried that I won't be able to do anything interesting with them once I've taken them. Does anyone have any idea why I'm having such problems - whether I need to download some codec that I don't have? I've spent a few hours trawling the net, but can't find any information. Any help would be very gratefully recieved.
The movie you are trying to view is in Quicktime format. You need to download either the full Quicktime Player or a program called Quicktime Alternative, which is much smaller, and in my opinion better.
Cheers guys! Managed to get the clips to play with Media Player Classic. QuickTime Alternative refused to play one of them (and one I downloaded a few weeks ago). The quality's great, but I'm a bit worried that Premiere Elements might have the same problems. I'll fire it up on my desktop and see how it goes! Thanks for the help - you guys are *fast*!! :)